J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

historic walking tours of Cambridge

The Historic Cambridge Collaborative tells me it will offer free walking tours of the city on the first two Saturdays of July, the 1st and the 8th, rain or shine.

Tours with Revolutionary-era themes include "Tales of Old Cambridge," "Harvard, Cambridge & the American Revolution," "The British Loyalists of Brattle Street," "Harvard Square's Colonial Churches," and, particularly for lactose-tolerant kids, "Have You Milked the Cow Today?" Other tours cover early settlement, literary life in the 1800s, and the architecture of MIT.

You can download a guide to the offerings, including when and where each tour begins, from the Cambridge Historical Commission website.

1 comment:

Kit Rawlins said...

JL, I don't think I ever wrote to thank you for including Discovery Days on your page--so Thank you! We had a good turnout last Saturday and are looking forward to this. Hope you went on a walk or two.
Best, Kit Rawlins